Arash Khabbazibasmenj,

Phone: 416.578.5141

Email: khabbazi + circule letter a + ualberta + dot + ca

**Education:**

- Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2013
- M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2009
- B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2006

**Publication:**

*Patents:*

- [P1]
**Arash Khabbazibasmenj**, Benjamin George Webster, Joseph David Caci, ''Wave field synthesis by synthesizing spatial transfer function over listening region ," Publication of US-9497561B1, 2016.

*Refereed Journals:*

- [J1] A. Hassanien, S. A. Vorobyov, and
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, ''Transmit radiation pattern invariance in MIMO radar with application to DOA estimation,"*IEEE Signal Processing Letters*, vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 1609-1613, Oct. 2015. - [J2]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, A. Hassanien, S. A. Vorobyov, and M. W. Morency, ''Efficient transmit beamspace design for search-free based DOA estimation in MIMO radar,"*IEEE Trans. Signal Processing*, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 1490-1500, March 2014. - [J3]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, S. A. Vorobyov, ''Robust adaptive beamforming for general-rank signal model with positive semi-definite constraint via POTDC,"*IEEE Trans. Signal Processing*, vol. 61, no. 23, pp. 6103-6117, Dec. 2013. - [J4]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, F. Roemer, S. A. Vorobyov and M. Haardt, ''Sum-rate maximization in two-way AF MIMO relaying: Polynomial time solutions to a class of DC programming problems,"*IEEE Trans. Signal Processing*, vol. 60, no. 10, pp. 5478-5493, Oct. 2012. - [J5]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, S. A. Vorobyov, and A. Hassanien, ''Robust adaptive beamforming based on steering vector estimation with minimal prior information,"*IEEE Trans. Signal Processing*, vol.~60, no.~6, pp.~2974-2987, June 2012. - [J6]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**and S. A. Vorobyov, ''Power allocation based on SEP minimization in two-hop decode-and-forward relay networks,"*IEEE Trans. Signal Processing*, vol. 59, no. 8, pp. 3954-3963, Aug. 2011. - [J7]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, Esmaeil Atashpaz Gargari and Caro Lucas, ''Imperialist Competitive Algorithm for Minimum Bit Error Rate Beamforming,"*Int. J. Bio-Inspired Computation*, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, pp. 125-133., 2009.

*Refereed Conferences:*

- [C1] E. Nosrati, X. Wang,
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, AM Akhtar, ''Secrecy enhancement via cooperative relays in multi-hop communication systems,"*IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2016*, pp. 1-6. - [C2] K. Tong, X. Wang,
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, A. Dounavis, ''Optimum reference node deployment for TOA-based localization,"*IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2015*, pp. 3252-3256. - [C3] E. Nosrati, X. Wang,
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, ''Secrecy capacity enhancement in two-hop DF relaying systems in the presence of eavesdropper,"*IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2015*, pp. 7365-7369. - [C4]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, SA Vorobyov''Generalized quadratically constrained quadratic programming for signal processing,"*IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2014*, pp. 7629-7633. - [C5] J. Zhang, S. A. Vorobyov,
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, and M. Haardt, ''Sum rate maximization in multi-operator two-way relay networks with a MIMO AF relay via POTDC,"*21st European Signal Processing Conf., EUSIPCO’2013*, Marrakech, Morocco, Sept. 9–13, 2013. (Invited Paper) - [C6]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, M. A. Girnyk, S. A. Vorobyov, M. Vehkapera, L. K. Rasmussen, ''On the optimal precoding for MIMO Gaussian wire-tap channels,"*10th Inter. Sympos. Wireless Commun. Systems, ISWCS’2013*, Ilmenau, Germany, Aug. 27–30, 2013, pp. 356–359. - [C7]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**and S. A. Vorobyov, ''Two-way relay beamforming design: Proportional fair and max-min rate fair approaches using POTDC,"*38th IEEE Inter. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP’2013*, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 26–31, 2013, pp. 4997-5001. - [C8] A. Hassanien, M. W. Morency,
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, S. A. Vorobyov, J.-Y. Park, and S.-J. Kim, ''Two-dimentional transmit beamforming for MIMO radar with sparse symmetric arrays,"*IEEE Radar Conf.*, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Apr. 29–May 3, 2013, pp. 4139-4143. - [C9]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, S. A. Vorobyov, A. Hassanien, and M. W. Morency, ''Transmit beamspace design for direction finding in colocated MIMO radar with arbitrary receive array and even number of waveforms,"*46th Annual Asilomar Conf. Signals, Systems, and Computers*, Pacific Grove, California, USA, Nov. 4-7, 2012, pp. 1307-1311. (Nominated for the Best Student Paper Award) - [C10] J. Zhang, F. Roemer, M. Haardt,
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, and S. A. Vorobyov, ''Sum rate maximization for multi-pair two-way relaying with single-antenna amplify and forward relays,"*37th IEEE Inter. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP'2012*, Kyoto, Japan, Mar. 25-30, 2012, pp. 2477-2480. (Runner-up Best Student Paper Award) - [C11]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, S. A. Vorobyov, F. Roemer, and M. Haardt, ''Polynomial-time DC (POTDC) for sum-rate maximization in two-way AF MIMO relaying,"*37th IEEE Inter. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP'2012*, Kyoto, Japan, Mar. 25-30, 2012, pp. 2889-2892.

- [C12]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**and S. A. Vorobyov, ''A computationally efficient robust adaptive beamforming for general-rank signal models with positive semi-definitness constraint,"*4th IEEE Inter. Workshop Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing, CAMSAP'11*, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 13-16, 2011, pp.~185-188. - [C13]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, S. A. Vorobyov, and A. Hassanien, ''Transmit beamspace design for direction finding in colocated MIMO radar with arbitrary receive array," in*Proc. 36th IEEE Inter. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP'2011*, Prague, Czech Republic, May 22-27, 2011, pp. 2784-2787. - [C14]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, S. A. Vorobyov, and A. Hassanien, ''Robust adaptive beamforming via estimating steering vector based on semidefinite relaxation," in*Proc. 44th Annual Asilomar Conf. Signals, Systems, and Computers*, Pacific Grove, California, USA, Nov.~7-10, 2010, pp.~1102-1106. - [C15]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**and S. A. Vorobyov, ''Power allocation in decode-and-forward cooperative networks via SEP minimization," in*Proc. 3rd IEEE Inter. Workshop Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing, CAMSAP'09*, Aruba, Dutch Antilles, Dec.~13-16, 2009, pp.~328-331. - [C16]
**A. Khabbazibasmenj**, S. Nader-Esfahani, "Power allocation in an amplify-and-forward cooperative network for outage probability minimization", in*Proc. the 4th International Symposium on telecommunication*, Tehran, Iran, August 27-28, pp. 241-245.

*Thesis :*

- [T1]
**Arash Khabbazibasmenj**, ''Generalized Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming and Its Applications in Array Processing and Cooperative Communications ," University of Alberta, 2013.

**Selected Honours and Awards**

- NSERC Industrial R&D Fellowship ($ 60,000), Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2016.
- Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships in ICT ($ 31,500), May 2011-May 2012.
- Finalist of the Best Student Paper Contest in Asilomar 2012, Nov. 2012.( Link )
- Provost Doctoral Entrance Award, Sept. 2010--Sept. 2011.
- Provost Doctoral Entrance Award, Sept. 2009--Sept. 2010.
- Part of Carl Zeiss Award, Germany 2011.
- Visiting Student Award from the Graduate School on Mobile Communications, Germany.
- Travel Grant Award to CAMSAP 2011 Conference.
- The Professional Development Grant (PDG), University of Alberta, May 2013.
- The Professional Development Grant (PDG), University of Alberta, Nov. 2012.
- J Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award, May 2013.

**Teaching**

*Teaching Assistant, University of Alberta, Canada*

- Convex Optimization and Applications (ECE780), Winter 2011
- Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineers (ENCMP100), Fall 20011
- Numerical Analysis for Electrical and Computer Engineers (EE231), Winter 2012

**Activities **

- IEEE student member
- Reviewer, IEEE Signal Processing Letters
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology